Enjoy the best tour of the city as we do, “los cazurros”. We will create a unique and unrepeatable experience so that during your stay in our land, it is the most satisfactory, as a first contact. We are proud of our land from León, can you let us show you?
Our local guides will teach you through their eyes, the most important monuments of León, they will tell you about their most traditional festivals and customs, they will recommend areas for tapas and go for tapas and they will personalize their visits with legends and stories throughout the tour. .
We will begin the tourist route in the Plaza de la Catedral with a short historical introduction on the origin and evolution of the city, with references to different regions of the province of León, which have had so much importance throughout our existence as a city. In the surroundings of it, we have one of the most important monuments, the "Pulchra Leonina", a Gothic temple of French influence from the 13th century, with more than 1,800 square meters of impressive stained glass windows, which we Leonese boast very proud every time We talk about it, being the most visited today, not only by tourists, but by pilgrims who have been doing the different stages of the Camino de Santiago from the Pyrenees to Galicia (French Way), being declared a World Heritage Site in 1993 by UNESCO.
We will enter one of the most famous neighborhoods in the historic center and recently created, "El Barrio Romántico", where the people of León come to go for wine or beer, especially in the afternoon-evening, when they finish their working day. All this, accompanied by a free gift that the host of León makes voluntarily, widely known as "tapa" with each drink. A very long-lived tradition that we continue to maintain throughout the decades in the different bars and restaurants that make up our gastronomy. What has caused our city to become one of the most visited places in the North of Spain as an inland tourist destination.
Once we arrive at the Plaza de San Isidoro, another of the most charming places in León awaits us. For many, this complex, known as the Royal Collegiate Church of San Isidoro, is the most valuable monument of "Spanish Romanesque art". We will transport ourselves to the time when the remains of San Isidoro were transferred to León, the construction of the Royal Palace in the times of Fernando I and Doña Sancha (11th century, where the remains of kings, queens, infants, counts and nobles rest. of the old Kingdom of León), and the commission of his daughter, Doña Urraca, of some mural paintings, whose "fresco" technique has managed to survive to this day in an excellent state of conservation, nicknamed "the Sistine Chapel of the Spanish Romanesque" .
In the most neuralgic area of the city center, other monuments and styles await us, such as the Palacio de la Familia de los Guzmanes, the construction of the Casa Botines by the Catalan architect Antonio Gaudí, the young Roman centurion called "Marcelo" patron of our city, the Old Town Hall and the financial plaza of Santo Domingo (where the names of that new bourgeoisie that arrived in the city in the 19th century are still preserved, thanks to the Industrial Revolution of the time, which brought with it the construction of the railway and expansion with new urban laws, giving way to a New Bourgeoisie that demanded new buildings according to its status.
We will end our tour in the heart of the Barrio Húmedo where a more traditional gastronomy will welcome us with open arms, where short and flat wines will give way to Garlic Soups, Blood Sausage, Cecina, etc. We will also tell you about the old Leonese Jewish quarter called "La de San Martín", in honor of the neighborhood and the church that house our Sephardic past, of which unfortunately little is preserved today. And the traditional fruit and vegetable market that has been held since ancient times by order of the king, in the Plaza Mayor de León. A place that when night falls, becomes a nightlife area preferred by tourists and Leonese.
Due to the coronavirus and the restrictions imposed in all sectors, we have had to reduce our tourism offer. Hopefully, with the arrival of mass vaccination in Spain, this situation improves as soon as possible, and we can have more schedules and availability. Likewise, according to current regulations in Castilla y León, guided tours cannot exceed a capacity of 5 people (children included) + guide.
The use of a mask is mandatory to be able to do the guided tour.
The interpersonal safety distance will be maintained throughout the tour.
We will facilitate the payment by Bizum.
The visit is only for exteriors.